Monday, February 9, 2009

le ballet

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This week we will celebrate 6 lovely years together. And because my husband is so awesome, he took me to see the Russian National Ballet perform Cinderella. The ballet itself was less than stellar, honestly, but it was so fun go out it really didn't matter. My favorite part of the night was eavesdropping during intermezzo. We parked ourselves next to a group of Russians, looked intently at our program, and Ben listened and translated what they were saying. Ben was Bond, and I was his arm candy. But secretly packing heat. I just googled "packing heat" to make sure that means what I think it does. It does.

14 comments:

laura d said...

woo-woo! the dress turned out lovely! I forgot how awesome a pink it was. I'm interested to know what the Russians were talking about....

mrs. peterson said...

when laura says "turned out" does that mean you made it??????????????

i think this is one of the best posts ever.

why?

because.

Carrie said...

Laura, The russians had locked their keys in the car and were yelling at each other for being so dumb. haha

Melissa, I added sleeves because it was a scandalous prom dress back in the days of the rebellion. It used to be floor length and have 2 inch straps.

Rachel said...

First thing I said when seeing the post was, "what a great dress!" You look really pretty. Happy Anniversary!

Carly said...

The dress does look great! I'm impressed with your skills. It's always fun to get out especially when you get to dress up! Happy anniversary!

mrs. peterson said...

oooh even awesomer (real word?)! can you teach me how to make sleeves? i have a dream of being that woman in the ward that the young women bring their prom dresses to to modify, but i have made no strides in that direction. i tried to alter one of my dresses recently and gave up before i even began. hard.

Carrie said...

I HAVE THAT EXACT SAME DREAM!! Wild. And no, I can't really teach you. I do it project runway style... pin it on, cut it about where it should go, and sew, baby, sew. My seamstress mom would be appalled. :) It would have been much easier to figure out if I had a dressmaker's form, so get one of those before you start doing it professionally. Oh, and I think the key to making it not look like it usually does (which is to say, really really tacky), is use the exact same fabric. Which might be hard if you aren't going to cut off the bottom. If I ever figure it out better I'll let you know. :)

Sherrie said...

Girl, the seamstress mom is way impressed!

chelster384 said...

ok i had to finally post. I RECOGNIZED THAT DRESS...and i thought to myself.."could it be...naaaa." Marthat Stewart's got NOTHING on you!!!! Happy Anniversary! You look beautiful!

chelster384 said...

P.S... I don't remember my blog address or username, hence making posting impossible. Soooo i'm using my AIM screenname :)

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

Wow!! I'm so impressed with the sleeve adding and the heat packing :) and the hot date and the hot couple on the hot date! It's all so wonderful.

Caity said...

That is awesome.

blogbusters said...

Wow! I have never been to a ballet. Must have been a fun experience and you look amazing...Ben too!

diana palmer said...

you look lovely dear.

and in this case lovely means smokin.